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Oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, 40, will read from “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer”

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A disease dissected

Oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, 40, will read from “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer”

Why call this a biography of cancer? I felt I was writing not about something, but about someone. We write biographies in order to understand, to decipher the psyche, to enter the personality. In a sense, we’ve been trying to do this with cancer for nearly 4,000 years.

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